BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – The Washington, D.C., government dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars touching up its “Black Lives Matter” street painting as crime skyrockets in the Democrat-run city.

The refurbishment of the infamous mural, which Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser initially painted in June 2020 as BLM protests were underway in the city and across the country, appears to have run taxpayers $271,231, including $217,680 in labor costs and $53,551 in paint supplies, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from D.C.’s Department of Transportation.

“I am proud to maintain the upkeep of this great city,” stated Browser. “The mural had to be repainted due to the changing seasons, tire tracks, and the amount of blood constantly being spilled on it due to violent black on black crimes.”